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[TRLog] ESC key blues

Subject: [TRLog] ESC key blues
From: (jim funk)
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 12:32:29 -0600 (CST)
Yeah, CTRL-ENTER is one of the greatest features.  With the paddles in 
parallel, I probably used C-E a few hundred times during the weekend.  
Before that, I was always hitting ALT-K or the VOX switch.  

Not one lockup the entire weekend.

73, Jim N9JF

>I agree with the ESC issue.  I think I may have used it enough by now though
>(still a part time user) that I finally got out of the habit of hitting ESC
>more to get it to stop faster.  But my biggest break through was CRTL-ENTER.
>It can become your friend.  It logs the QSO without sending anything.  I
>correct my callsign and then send an exchange by paddles and use this to
>finish up.
>Dan KI6X
>> ----------
>> From:[]
>> Sent:        Monday, February 22, 1999 5:18 PM
>> To:
>> Subject:     [TRLog] ESC key blues
>> After using TR 6.35 this weekend I was reminded of some recent discussion
>> on
>> this reflector concerning the means to exit S&P mode. The biggest problem
>> I
>> had was with the ESC key causing unwanted return to CQ mode. I am now
>> strongly
>> in favor of disabling ESC for this purpose or letting it be a config
>> option.
>> For us pop-guns in contests like ARRL_DX S&P is not a sub-mode of CQ to be
>> ESC'ed from, it is the only viable mode. I found myself developing a
>> conditioned reflex to slam ESC when something went awry, which it did
>> about
>> once an hour. The most common failure came when I used F2 to send the
>> exchange
>> instead of ENTER to also log the contact, usually because I was not
>> completely
>> sure of the info. Sometimes a subsequent ENTER simply logged the contact,
>> while other times it also started to send the exchange again. I was never
>> able
>> to understand the logic for this circumstance. A couple of desperate jabs
>> at
>> ESC and the next guy was likely to get a CQ instead of my call. Ouch.
>> Jab-jab
>> again. Ouch again; sore index finger. Since TAB gets you into S&P, it is
>> logical to have Shift-TAB get you out. I would love to have another key
>> labeled. "Gee, this freq sounds clear. I think I'll try a CQ right now and
>> see
>> what happens" to drop you into CQ mode and start CQ with one stroke. Of
>> course
>> it might be hard to fit the label on a template..
>> An unrelated issue concerning the smileys for new multipliers: Great new
>> feature, but it sure would be nice to have a way to refresh the screen
>> after
>> new mults are worked. Mis-keys aside, the program worked flawlessly and
>> was a
>> joy to use. I more than doubled my score from last year. OK, maybe
>> sunspots
>> had a little something to do with it...
>> 73 
>> Carl, KU2N
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